The Martini is one of the best-known cocktails in the American repertoire, and has begat ample derivatives--some good, some bad (ahem, Appletini). Here, a purist's version that is bone-dry and true to form.
Dry Martini (also known as a Fifty-Fifty)Recipe adapted from Derek Brown, The Columbia Room, Washington, D.C.
Yield: 1 cocktail
Cook Time: 10 minutes